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Title Lead Organisation Summary Start Date Closing Date
Tameside GP Practices Survey Healthwatch Tameside Healthwatch Tameside is the consumer champion for health and care services.
There have been many changes at GP practices recently, including:
  • Use of online booking
  • New types of clinician including Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Associate Physicians, Clinical pharmacists, etc.
  • Use of Care Navigation - the person answering the phone signposts to the most suitable service
  • Setting up Primary Care Networks with shared resources
Healthwatch have been hearing about people’s experiences, and now want to collect more detail. What was good? What could be improved? Do the new ways of providing care work for you?
Please help by completing the survey.
If you need support, or would prefer a paper copy, or to provide feedback over the phone, please ring 0161 667 2526, and leave a message. You will receive a call back.
Tameside Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Locality Plan Tameside Health and Wellbeing Board The Health and Wellbeing Board - a partnership of organisations including the local authority, NHS partners, and the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector - have set out a series of ambitions across the life course to improve the health of Tameside residents and reduce inequalities many communities in Tameside experience.

These ambitions are set out in the draft Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Locality Plan:

We are inviting residents to provide their input on the health and wellbeing priorities for Tameside. We aim to seek your feedback on the existing priorities and find out what you think is missing.

This consultation should take around 10 minutes to complete. The deadline to complete is Tuesday 29th August.
To complete the consultation, please click here.
28/07/23 29/08/23
Tameside Carer’s Strategy Tameside Council Tameside Carers Service have used learnings from individual assessment processes, specific focus groups, engagement events, surveys, partnership boards, complaints, and more to inform the focus for the future Carers Strategy. This survey is to check back that we have captured what is important to you as a Carer who lives in Tameside.
We understand that these can be sensitive issues to discuss; therefore all responses will be kept in the strictest confidence and subject to all relevant data protection laws.
This survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete and will close on the 23rd July 2023
To complete the survey please click here
13/06/2023 23/07/2023
Health and Care Experiences Survey Healthwatch Tameside At Healthwatch Tameside, we work on behalf of the community to make sure health and care services are working as best they can for you, influenced by what you tell us.

This survey gives you an opportunity to feed back about health and care services you have used recently.

We will share the anonymised findings with local health and care partners. The information will be used, alongside other feedback, to plan future services for the local population.

Please spend a few minutes completing this survey, to help us influence the health services provided locally. Thank you for your time.

Regional Consultations and Surveys

GM TRENDS – Young Person Survey Greater Manchester Combined Authority/ Manchester Metropolitan University

GM TRENDS (Testing and Research on Emergent and New Drug Trends) have launched a survey for young people who live in Greater Manchester and who use drugs.

The survey aims to talk to young people about new and emerging drugs being used or experimented with. This will contribute to helping develop and design services, provide up-to-date education, and improve support for young people and their families.

All responses will be kept completely confidential.

For more information and to take the survey, click here.
19/06/23 22/07/23
Strategic Transport Plan Transport for the North This Plan sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the North of England’s economy, people, and communities, and demonstrates how improved transport links can help the North achieve its true potential. 

We are seeking further input into the document via a public consultation to ensure it represents, reflects and supports all areas of our North.

For more information and to complete the consultation, click here
25/05/23 17/08/23
Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Strategy Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit Greater Manchester’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) is developing Greater Manchester’s first Violence Reduction Strategy to set out our ambitions to reduce violence in Greater Manchester.
The VRU takes a community-led approach to violence reduction, so gathering the views of our communities is vital as we develop our Violence Reduction Strategy.
This online survey aims to gather the public’s views and opinions on safety, experiences of violence, and the change they would like to see in Greater Manchester.
To complete the survey, click here.
14/07/23 11/08/23
Business Travel Survey Transport for Greater Manchester Greater Manchester is working towards an ambitious target for becoming carbon neutral by 2038, and transport plays a significant role in reaching this. Greater Manchester’s transport and travel priorities aim to provide an environmentally sustainable network which is accessible, affordable and easy to use, and that supports long-term economic growth and access to opportunity for all. You can read more here:

The Bee Network is Greater Manchester's vision for an integrated, London-style transport system which will join together buses, trams, rail as well as active travel - walking, cycling and wheeling. It is important that local businesses operating in GM have the ability to influence how the Bee Network works for their business and their workforce. You can find out more about the Bee Network here:

This survey from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is to understand how businesses feel about the current public transport and active travel network in Greater Manchester, and what would encourage them to take up sustainable ways of traveling for their employees and business operations. It takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Greater Manchester Age Friendly Strategy Greater Manchester Combined Authority The GM Ageing Hub will be refreshing the Greater Manchester Age-friendly Strategy in 2023. 

They are proposing structuring the strategy around four core themes:

Work and Money: Increasing access to reskilling, employment support and age-friendly employers; engaging older people in the discovery and innovation of digital technology; increased awareness of benefit entitlements and ensuring financial security in retirement​

Places: Build and scale
approaches to Ageing in Place; create age-friendly homes and transport; regeneration of high streets and town centres, the night-time economy and creative and cultural opportunities​

Ageing Well: Increasing access to preventative services and mental health support; continue to embed delivery of active ageing; Falls Collaborative and other recommendations of the Falls Prevention report.

Working Together: Grow the Greater Manchester ageing eco-system ​with new partnerships & distributed leadership, and raise the voices and diverse experiences of people in mid- and later life.

For more information and to complete the survey, click here
19/05/23 28/07/23

National Consultations and Surveys

Consultation on the Consumer Standards Regulator of Social Housing The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has launched a consultation on a new set of standards for all social landlords, designed to protect tenants and improve the service they receive.
Social landlords (including councils and housing associations) already need to comply with standards set by RSH, and take action if they fail to do so.
The proposed standards will:
  • Protect tenants by strengthening the safety requirements that all social landlords need to meet
  • Require landlords to know more about the condition of their tenants’ homes and the individual needs of the people living in them
  • Make sure landlords listen to tenants’ complaints and respond quickly when they need to put things right
  • Require landlords to be open and accountable to their tenants, and treat them with fairness and respect.

The consultation on the consumer standards is running for 12 weeks, and closes on 17 October.  
25/07/2023 17/10/2023
Inspecting Supported Accommodation – Consultation on Proposals OFSTED This consultation seeks views on OFSTED’s proposals for the inspections of supported accommodation for Looked After Children and Care Leavers aged 16-17.
Their proposals are:
  • To introduce a 3 outcomes model for the first round of inspections of supported accommodation
  • To give a period of 2 working days’ notice of inspection
They would also like to hear your views on effective supported accommodation.
For more information and to complete the consultation, click here
10/07/23 08/09/23
Working Together to Safeguard Children: Changes to statutory guidance Department for Education

This consultation seeks views on revisions to the statutory guidance on ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’. This is the multi-agency statutory guidance for that sets out expectations for the system that provides help, support and protection for children and their families. It applies at every level from senior leaders to those in direct practice with families, and across all agencies and organisations that come into contact with children.

For more information and to complete the consultation, click here
21/06/23 06/09/23
Visiting in care homes, hospitals, and hospices Department of Health and Social Care

This consultation seeks views on visiting in health and care settings in order to make visiting rules mandatory for the good of service users. The DHSC wants to ensure that visiting (including accompanying people to hospital appointments) is protected and that it remains a priority for health and care providers so that patients and residents can receive visitors whenever it is reasonable and safe.

For more information and complete the consultation, click here
21/06/23 16/08/23
Best Value Duty Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities

This consultation seeks views on statutory guidance for local authorities on the Best Value Duty. The guidance describes to local authorities what constitutes best value, the standards expected by the DHLUHC, and models of intervention if authorities fail to uphold the duty.

For more information and to complete the consultation, click here
04/07/23 15/08/23
Changes in Post-Inspection Work and Complaints Handling Ofsted This is a consultation on proposed changes to Ofsted’s post-inspection arrangements, including how they handle complaints about their work.

We propose to:
  • enhance on-site professional dialogue during inspections to help address any issues before the end of the inspection visit
  • introduce a new opportunity for providers to contact Ofsted the day after an inspection if they have any unresolved concerns
  • introduce new arrangements for finalising reports and considering formal challenges to inspection outcomes
  • replace our current internal review process with a direct escalation to the Independent Complaints Adjudication Service for Ofsted (ICASO) and add a new periodic review of closed complaints, using external representatives from the sectors we inspect.
For more information and to complete the consultation, click here
12/06/23 15/09/23